Instant Pot Chili with Red and Pinto Beans

Instant Pot Spiced Chili

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 733kcal


  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 2 tbs grapeseed oil
  • 1 tbs ground cumin
  • 4 teaspoons chipotle sauce
  • 3 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 tbs onion powder
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 teaspoons ancho chili powder
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 bunch parsley
  • 2 tbs cilantro
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 can red beans
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 2 small jalapeno peppers
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 1/2 cup beef stock


Instructions Using Ground Beef

  • Using an Instant Pot medium-high heat, saute setting, add two tbs grapeseed oil. 
  • Add ground beef and saute until light brown, about five minutes.
  • Strain out excess oil fat and set ground beef aside. (Optional)
  • Medium dice one green bell pepper, yellow onion and crushed garlic.
  • Add peppers, onions, and garlic to the pot and saute until onions are translucent. About two minutes.
  • Fold in low heat, fold in ground beef, peppers, onions, and garlic.
  • After one minute add cumin, ancho chili powder, onion powder, paprika, chipotle sauce, and soy sauce.
  • Saute for one minute and add tomato paste and crushed tomatoes.
  • Saute for three minutes and fold in both canned pinto and red beans. ** be sure to include the liquid**.
  • Simmer on low medium heat for 10 minutes.
  • Chop cilantro, parsley, and jalapeno. Fold in.
  • Once completely incorporated allow to rest for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

Instructions Using Short Ribs

  • The difference between the ground beef recipe and the short rib recipe is Saute and Braise. The ground beef needs to be sauteed and the short ribs are braised. 
  • To braise the short ribs, season both sides of short ribs with both Kosher salt and black pepper.
  • Set pot to Braise and sear short ribs on all sides until golden brown.
  • Add carrots, celery, onions, until caramelized.
  • Add star anise and a cinnamon stick.
  • Cover with water or beef stock and simmer for two hours or until ribs are tender.
  • Drain braising liquid, add to beans and set to simmer until ready to serve.


Calories: 733kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 1340mg | Potassium: 1381mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2145IU | Vitamin C: 40.9mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 8.4mg